Monthly Archives: March 2011

  • Haxnicks Long Fruit Cage - keep your fruit safe from pests

    Fruit Cage

    Amateur Gardening Magazine is a definite Haxnicks' fave with all of us here, and with offices in Poole, Dorset - not too far away either.
    However, we had a real shock when leafing through a recent issue...

    Using Haxnicks Easy Tunnels for a fence
    Gardening editor Kris Collins with our fruit cage sawn in half!!


    Haxnicks Fruit Cages in the Press

    Ok, on closer inspection, we noticed that he hadn't butchered our beloved long fruit cage, only created a brand new 6m one from the 3m long original!  Our cages are incredibly versatile, lightweight and easy to manipulate, and Kris has proved this brilliantly.

    So that made us think - what can you make with yours?  Read the instructions that are included for ideas, and then send in photos of your creations.  You're guaranteed to appear in our customer's photos album, and you may even win a prize!

    Send images to [email protected]

    Fruit Cages are available now in most garden centres and online!

    Haxnicks started with some plastic cloches.  More exciting new products were designed and added to the range, and before long Haxnicks became well known for its quality and original ideas. Many keen gardeners have now come to trust the Haxnicks brand above all others.

    Our blog has plenty of tips and advice on growing your own and new product announcements. You can also follow us on Twitter, like us on Facebook or watch our videos on YouTube!

  • Growing Strawberries with Pippa Greenwood and a Kitchen Garden Cloche

    Haxnicks Garden Products in the PressGarden cloches are the hot topic of conversation at the moment.  And Pippa has done it again.  We can't thank her enough... in her segment 'Pippa's Growing Tips' in Gardeners World Magazine there's a lovely photo not of Madeleine Cardozo (author of Down to Earth) this time, but of Pippa herself with a Haxnicks Kitchen Garden Cloche.

    Now we're not saying this is the only possible cloche available to help protect young fruit and vegetable plants.  But it is convenient, simple to use and comes with an elegant handle.  Also Pippa does note that Fleece or Cloches can be used instead.  We assume that to mean Tunnels - of which we have plenty!

    We recommend you visit Pippa Greenwood's website for dozens of tips and tricks about grow your own veg.  Her Books, Blog, Articles and even the Ask Pippa service are all listed here - please do take a look -

    Recently Haxnicks have had some excellent coverage in the press.  We hope you the customers are able to get the results you want.  To this end we are always delighted to hear your successes and failures (not too many we hope).

    Remember, if your local garden centre doesn't stock the items featured, visit our shop to order online, or call 0845 241 1555 to speak to one of the members of our friendly sales team.

  • Lila Das Gupta - Using Rootrainers for Runner Beans

    It was only a small segment - but it meant a lot to us.  When we see our products in one of Britain's most popular and trusted Garden Magazines we do feel we must be getting something right.

    In the March Issue of BBC Gardeners World Magazine (also it's 20th Anniversary Edition), Haxnicks were mentions for Pots Naturally - our biodegradable pots, Victorian Bell Cloches (Helen Riches' article), Kitchen Garden Cloche (Pippa Greenwood's Growing Tips) and Rootrainers.

    The 'Step by Step' segment was about sowing Runner Beans and although you can usually just plant Runner Beans in ordinary pots, Lila recommended using Deep Rootrainers because these have the added benefit of encouraging the roots to grow downwards. We would note they also allow extremely easy planting out as the book like Rootrainers can be opened and the plug removed without damage to the roots - something that cannot be said for ordinary cell trays.

    Here is the article in full, click to enlarge, or read more of Lila Das Gupta's articles online.

    Haxnicks Garden Products in the Press

    Most Garden Centres stock Haxnicks Rootrainers and a we have a list of stockists available, alternatively you can buy online.  However, we appreciate your feedback - have Rootrainers helped you?  Do they make a difference?  Let us know and leave us a comment, and why not send a picture of your results - we have a seperate section for customer's photographs.

  • BBC Gardeners World - Original Victorian Bell Cloches

    did you see the recent features in the 20th Anniversary Edition of BBC Gardener's World Magazine? We thought we'd let you know a bit more about the articles that feature Haxnicks products.

    Helen Riches is a garden designer that regularly contributes to Gardener's World magazine.  She has won awards for her garden writing in the past.  In this edition she chose to use our Victorian Bell Cloche in 'Summer Pots from Seed'.  In this article she shows readers not only how to grow flowers for some real summer colour, but also how to do it on a budget.

    We're reproducing the article in full below, but you can find out much more on Helen Riches' website.

    Haxnicks Patio Planters in the Press

    Haxnicks Victorian Bell Cloches are the original plastic cloche.  They are based on the old fashioned glass type, and having sold well over a million, Haxnicks continue to be the leading manufacturer of these award winning cloches. Versatile, practical, reusable and stackable the Victorian Cloche is a favourite for many modern gardening experts.

    If you're looking to buy some (or want to see them for real) try our Stockist section. We list all current stockists and if your local garden centre doesn't have them you can also buy online.

    As always - it's your feedback that counts. Please feel free to tell us what you think of our Victorian Bell Cloches.

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